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Cheryl Kelly Fischer

Reference Librarian
Lecturer in Law


Cheryl Kelly Fischer B.A. UC San Diego, 1999
M.L.I.S. UCLA, 2007
J.D. UCLA, 2003
UCLA Faculty Since 2007
fischer@law.ucla.edu
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Cheryl Kelly Fischer teaches Advanced Legal Research and is a reference librarian at the UCLA Law Library. She graduated from UCLA School of Law where she was executive editor of the UCLA Law Review, chief managing editor of the UCLA Entertainment Law Review, a teaching assistant for Lawyering Skills, and a law library research assistant. She received her B.A. from UC San Diego with a degree in theatre, and her Master's in Library and Information Science from UCLA. Following law school, Ms. Fischer practiced law as an associate at Jones Day in the Los Angeles office. Since returning to UCLA, Ms. Fischer has taught legal research skills as a guest speaker in numerous law and non-law courses on campus. She has also participated in the selection, training and supervision of students in the law library's faculty research assistant program. And as a liaison to the UCLA law student journals and law reviews, she regularly assists journal editorial boards with the training of their staff.

Ms. Fischer’s publications include “Open Access to Legal Scholarship” (with V. Steiner) in Law Librarianship in the Digital Age (edited by Allyssa Kroski, Scarecrow Press, forthcoming 2013); “Helping Millennials Find U.S. Supreme Court Cases Online,” 36 Reference Services Review 245 (2008); and research guides on legal research and legal cite checking available at libguides.law.ucla.edu/profile/fischer.